In 2006 Mattias Andersson was nominated for the Nordic Playwrights’ Prize. He was awarded the Swedish Ibsen Prize in 2007 and his work of Crime and Punishment played at the Backa Theatre earned him the Expressen Theatre Award 2007, the Swedish Theatre Critics Award 2007 and it was nominated for Dagens Nyheter Cultural Prize. Lille Kung Mattias at Backa Theatre was awarded the Swedish Theatre Critics prize in 2009. The radio-drama version of Crime and Punishment earned him the international Prix Marulic in 2010. Andersson was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet’s Thalia Prize in 2013. Many of Mattias Andersson’s plays have also been invited to international festivals in Belgrade, Washington, Cologne and Helsinki. Between 2015/2016 his version of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot was played at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. In the spring of 2016, he brought on stage, The Misfits, an international co-production with the European theater network Prospero. In autumn 2016 Andersson directed Deformed Persona at the Royal Dramatic Theatre.
In May 2017, Mattias Andersson was awarded the “artistic excellence award 2017” by the international children’s theater organization Assitej for his work for the young audience. The prize ceremony was held at a conference in Cape Town, South Africa.